Excerpt: A Winning Combination! You could not ask for a better combination than Eagle Optics & Vortex. The Vortex Viper HD 10x42 Binocular is unbelievable in all aspects for value, design & top notch glass. I tried out several different binoculars before I settled on the Vortex Viper, thanks to the wonderful staff at Eagle Optics & their return policy. Excellent service & never a hassle!
Excerpt: I wanted to compare the Vortex Vipers side by side to a friends Swarvorski expecting to then return the Vortex after being disappointed with the direct comparison. I was fully prepared to shelling out the extra money for the Swarvorski's but was in awe of the Vortex Viper's clarity, construction, responsiveness, balance in hand etc but the real shocker was the light gathering capabilities........
Pros: Accurate, Adjustable, Clear lenses, Easy to install / use, Good in any weather, Good value, Lens Covers Work Well, Nice Case
Excerpt: Bought for bird watching and for a long western driving trip. Have used them for about a month so far, and I am very happy. They are compact and handle very well. the lens covers are very nice and will likely hold up well. Ditto for the carrying case. Good brightness and edge clarity. I wear glasses and have no issues with eye relief at all using these. I returned a pair which was about $ less (different manufacturer) because they just did not seem very sharp.
Pros: Clear lenses, Easy to install / use, Good in any weather
You will not be disappointed with these Fantastic binos.
18 April 2014
Summary: Until now I judged optics against an old pair of Swarovski 8X42's I bought over 30 years ago. Now a bit heavy and bulky but still super sharp. The Vortex Viper 10X42 are their equal with a lot less weight and superb light gathering Cannot fault them. Precise focussing, edge to edge sharpness and wonderful colour definition. I also purchased the harness and would recommend that also.
Excerpt: The best binoculars I've had so far... My advice to beginner birders: don't waste your money on cheap and inferior binoculars. This Vortex Viper HD 10x42 Binocular is the fifth pair of binoculars that I have purchased, and I think I've finally gotten JUST what I wanted/needed.
Summary: This is one of the top binoculars on the market. Outstanding brightness at dusk and dawn,excellant image quality,above all half the price of other top end binoculars, and one of the best warranties on the market.
Excerpt: Particularly good in low light We wanted to purchase a second pair of binoculars that were stronger and had high density/low dispersion glass. We have had some Eagle Optics Rangers 8 x 42 for about 10 years which we still love, but basically wanted to upgrade.